Sunday, 13 September 2015

kardashian beauty - kim's face palette ♥

It is no secret that I am obsessed with the Kardashian's, whether you have been reading my blog for a while or if you follow me on Instagram or Twitter, I pretty much love their fashion and make-up looks. I have been meaning to put this review together for a while, the Kardashian Beauty Face Palette in Kim's Kardazzle, is officially my new favourite thing. This compact contains 8 eyeshadows and two blushers and a cheek highlighter. The packaging is pretty and easy to open, I'm really impressed with the mirror size actually, I find that most compact mirrors can be slightly small, but this is the perfect size. The overall colour tone for this compact has a warm, brown look but with shimmery gold and copper tones.

These shades will be ideal for the autumn weather and I'm really surprised how pigmented the formula of the shadows are. The glittery shades were easier to work with and I found that the matte shades needed a bit more work to really show on the lid, but overall, I think this palette is perfect. There are quite a few of these compacts released from Khloe, Kourtney and Kim so you definitely get a colour range to suit every occasion - what do yo think of Kim's face palette? You can find the Kardashian Beauty range at Feel Unique and Look Fantastic - it is slightly tricky finding these palettes but Amazon have a big collection online! 10/10 

Friday, 11 September 2015

original source - shower gels ♥

I have become obsessed with coconut scents at the moment, I know we are slowly stepping into the cold weather but I still love summery, wash products - in particular, shower gels! Original Source are a bathroom must have in my house and I recently tried the Coconut and Shea Butter and Lavender and Tea Tree. The shower gels are currently on offer in Boots for £1 each, which I’m very pleased with. What I love about Original Source is that the range is endless, it has countless combinations - so you can definitely find a scent that appeals to you. As well as smelling great, I found that the product lathers up really well and I have even been using it as bubble bath! I am going to hunt for more Autumn scents this weekend, I am slowly accepting the fact that summer is gone. Have you tried these shower gels before? I would love to see what Autumn shades you have found! 8/10 

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

lipstick focus - red lips ♥

Kendall Jenner has made me obsessed with red lips - after seeing her on the red carpet recently with a very glamorous pout, I have been looking for a red lipstick that makes me look Hollywood worthy! I have been rummaging through my draws and I found these lipsticks, the most recent purchase was the Lush lipstick in Desire - I wanted to make sure that the lipsticks had a cooler undertone to them, to really suit my skin tone. As you can see from the swatches, they are all very similar when it comes to colour but the textures are all very different. 

To start with, Smooch* has been around for a good few years now and I have always been a fan of their blushers, when I tried the lipsticks I was really surprised at how glossy the formula was. The shade I have used is called Crimson Fire (the first swatch from the left). It glides on really easy and it keeps your lips moisturised for hours. It's the cheapest of the bunch and definitely the easiest to apply, lip liner would be a great tool though for making sure this particular lipstick doesn't run over your lips. You can find their products on Amazon while they redo their website! 8/10 

For the Lush lipstick, this is my joint favourite out of the four. The texture is slightly drying so I recommend using a clear moisturising balm before to make sure your lips are fresh and clean. I think the colour is perfect, it really does look lovely on cooler skin tones and I love how vibrant the shade is. I actually bought this lipstick in the Oxford Street store, they have a huge selection in there so I definitely recommend you check it out. 10/10

Runway Red is a big favourite from the MAC lipstick collections, you can see why, the colour is gorgeous and it provides subtle moisture without being too overpowering. The colour of the lipstick looks quite dark brown but once you apply it, it looks very similar to the other shades. You can't go wrong with a MAC lipstick - especially Runway Red 9/10

Finally, for the final lipstick I was lucky enough to try the Absolute New York lipstick in Burgundy* this is my joint favourite. The packaging is sleek and simple which makes the application super easy to use. The colour is very pigmented and I think it really matches Kendall's lips. I really can't fault this lipstick, it is ideal for transforming your look from day to night! 10/10 
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